WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?
We are going cashless for all MJF related purchases. This includes tickets and parking. New Rental Chair Program for MJF66! Introducing ConCHAIRto – your fast and easy way to pre-order rental chairs or rent on site. Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying music, food, drinks from a comfy chair while you relax, stretch out your legs and take in the Monterey Jazz Festival! Enjoy the peace of mind of having a designated spot. Chairs will be ready for you when you arrive and removed for you when you leave. It’s just that simple! Limited time pre-order discount! Save time and money by ordering your chair in advance. Rental prices will increase from $12 to $20 on September 13, 2023. Take advantage of this 60% savings! Due to new safety and security regulations adopted by many venues, including Monterey County Fairgrounds, ConCHAIRto offers a hassle-free solution that complies with current fairground requirements and makes it easy for you to quicky (and lightly!) enter the fairgrounds. A Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for the 2023 Monterey Jazz Festival. Please make sure your items are in clear bags. Small clutches or hip bags will be accepted. No large totes or large purses will be allowed.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have a wonderful experience this year, with confidence in the procedures designed for a safe environment for all. MJF66 will feature four outdoor stages: Jimmy Lyons Main Stage, West End Stage, Garden Stage and the Courtyard Stage. We are also pleased to bring back the Pacific Jazz Café to the schedule. Here’s to a fantastic Festival experience 66 years in the making!
Up to 8 tickets can be purchased in any one order. For larger group sales, please call 831.373.0366.
The Monterey Jazz Festival has a no-refund policy, and all sales are non-refundable. Monterey Jazz Festival will not be accepting donated tickets from the public as charitable contributions.
Seat exchanges (previously referred to as upgrades) are available after renewals end for Bronze and higher levels of Friend of the Festival patrons. Information will be emailed to Friend of the Festival, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers with instructions on how to complete a seat exchange. Original renewable seats must be paid (renewed) in order to participate in the seat exchange. For information on how you may be eligible in 2024 for a seat exchange by becoming a Friend of the Festival at the Bronze or higher tier level
GATE & SHOW TIMES
Friday: Gates 3:00 pm Saturday: Gates 11:00 am Sunday: Gates 11:00 am
grounds. If you don’t purchase parking, we recommend utilizing local rideshare services Uber and Lyft to avoid limited parking availability. Parking lots open 30 minutes prior to gate opening times each day of the Festival.
FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICIES
We invite you to enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages available for purchase at the Monterey Jazz Festival. As per the State of California and the County of Monterey, food, glass, and beverages in containers cannot be brought onto the Fairgrounds with the exception of one bottle of water. Stainless steel or other non-breakable individual use water container is allowed, which may be filled at the free Pure Water stations. Containers are also available for purchase. No picnic baskets, coolers, or barbeques are allowed. No alcohol may be brought onto the Fairgrounds. Alcohol and containers will be disposed of at the entrance gates and not returned. Every person who enters the Fairgrounds is subject to search by Security personnel.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES/HEARING IMPAIRED INFO
ADA seating is available through our ticketing provider at montereyjazzfestival.org/ticketing or by calling 888.248.6499. Please contact the Ticket Office if have any specific questions. A Passenger Loading/Unloading area with ADA access is located at the Main Entrance (Gate #5) to the Fairgrounds next to the Ticket Office on Fairground Road. A limited number of ADA parking spaces are available on Fairground Road. Parking is first-come, first-served. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at no charge at Patron Services, located on the Fairgrounds. A deposit of a valid driver's license or current credit card is required.
DO & DONT'S
We want all of our fans to have an enjoyable and safe experience at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Please help us ensure everyone's security, comfort, and convenience by following these rules. Thank you and enjoy the Festival!